Sabine Thielmann - Bio
Sabine Thielmann studied classical guitar at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. Her advanced studies included master classes with Karl Scheit, Eduardo Isaac, Leo Brouwer and Pepe Romero. Upon ﬁnishing her studies, Ms. Thielmann has been and continues to be an active performer, giving solo guitar concerts, working in various chamber ensembles and performing as a soloist in orchestral concerts which have included works by Giuliani, Rodrigo and Piazzolla. Ms. Thielmann’s repertoire ranges from Renaissance pieces to contemporary compositions. Her special preference is Spanish and South American musical literature. She has performed at home in Europe and abroad in the United States. In 2003, she toured in the USA, giving concerts North Carolina, Arizona and New Mexico. This tour also included a master class she gave working with classical guitarists at the University of New Mexico Highlands, in Las Vegas, New Mexico. In Germany in 2012, she could be heard in Bochum’s performance hall Auditorium Maximum with Collegium Instrumental directed by Dr. Hans Jaskulsky. In 2015 Ms. Thielmann was a guest lecturer at the International Guitar Festival in Rust, Austria. She also presented her own composition "Recuerdos de Vienna" for two guitars and orchestra in the opening festival concert. She regularly collaborates with the Ruhrstadt Orchester Schwerte and its artistic director Claus Eickhoff. With the pianist Professor Rieko Yoshizumi (based in Dresden), she formed the performing duo "Piano Meets Guitar”. Another collaboration is her joining with the actors HansPeter Krüger (from the Theater Fletch Bizzel in Dortmund) and Kai Bettermann to develop and perform numerous literary-musical programs. With cellist Rolf Petrich, she has formed "Duo Klangspuren” ( “Duo Pure Sound” ), giving concerts focused on music arranged for the unusual combination of guitar and cello.
Not only has Ms. Thielmann been a creative collaborator with other instrumentalist, she has also played specially built ﬁne handmade classical guitars (“Luthier guitars”) by master guitar makers. In 2006, she played on guitar manufactured specially for her by the innovative guitar maker, Stephen Schlemper. This guitar is named "Puente al cielo" (Bridge to Heaven). On another occasion in 1995, she played a luthier guitar built by master guitar maker Dieter Hense.
Sabine Thielmann is a multifaceted musician: solo guitarist, artistic collaborator, lecturer and mentor in masterclasses. Above all, her care in the selection and design of her concert programs reﬂect her particular emphasis on the discovery of new and combining the unusual.